Trick or treat in Downtown Franklin

Trick or treat in Downtown Franklin

If trick or treating is on the agenda for Friday evening from 5 to 6 p.m., Downtown Franklin is a good spot to stop by, ... Read more | Add your comment

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Supervisors OK service station project

John David Williams of JDW Development of Virginia LLC is thrilled by the Southampton Board of Supervisors’ unanimous decision to allow him to develop his ... Read more | Add your comment

  1. IOW cuts paper out of advertising  | Add your comment
  2. Celebrate Halloween at Bear Path Acres  | Add your comment
  3. Blackwater South Quay bridge to close for repairs  | Add your comment

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Board to hear comment on service station

The Board of Supervisors has a public hearing scheduled at its Monday meeting to hear any opposition against and support for a proposed convenience store/service ... Read more | Add your comment

Councill earns Top 40 Under 40 nod

Councill earns Top 40 Under 40 nod

One of the last questions on the application for Inside Business’s Top 40 Under 40 in Hampton Roads was, “What really gets under your skin?” Read more | Add your comment

Elementary, middle school SOL tests discontinued

The 2014 Virginia General Assembly eliminated five Standards of Learning tests required by public schools, but that isn’t going to make it any easier on ... Read more | Add your comment

Robbery suspect in custody

A Franklin man has been in custody since Thursday when local police arrested him for allegedly robbing a Southampton County man on Wednesday evening at ... Read more | Add your comment

Family creating Boy Scout scholarship

The family and friends of the late Eric V. Henderson, who died on Jan. 1 this year, are working to remember his life by establishing ... Read more | Add your comment

  1. Southampton man robbed at Forest Pine  | Add your comment
  2. Superintendent pursues QZAB funds  | Add your comment
  3. More than 100 participate in SHS’s inaugural 5K  | Add your comment
  4. Georgie D. Tyler Middle School dedicated as ‘a jewel’ for Isle of Wight  | Add your comment
  5. SMS student presents $2,600 check to Graz’n Acres  | Add your comment
  6. Burglary suspects arrested  | Add your comment
  7. FCPS has public hearing on Corrective Action Plan  | Add your comment
  8. Lifesavers for Reading dedicated to their mission  | Add your comment
  9. Pretlow Street home improved  | Add your comment
  10. Paul Conco to retire as PDCCC leader  | Add your comment
  11. Highground Services outgrows Franklin Incubator  | Add your comment
  12. Man arrested for allegedly shooting dog [Updated]  | Add your comment
  13. FPD seeks info on Forest Pine gun shots  | Add your comment
  14. United Way, Cover 3 to have info session  | Add your comment
  15. School volunteers help make difference  | Add your comment
  16. Suspect arrested in hit-and-run  | Add your comment
  17. Hospital prepared for Ebola  | Add your comment
  18. FHS theater group to perform for competition  | Add your comment
  19. Following his chosen path  | Add your comment
  20. Southampton Middle School students research careers  | Add your comment
  21. Burglary suspect turns himself in  | Add your comment
  22. Triumph In Life to host learning disabilities benefit  | Add your comment
  23. Police investigate hit-and-run involving Franklin school bus  | Add your comment
  24. Franklin police respond to home invasion  | Add your comment
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    Broncos’ Porter earns Player of the Week

    In a rout against the Greensville Eagles, Franklin High School’s Corey Porter had a classic showing in all three phases of the game to take ... Read more | Add your comment

    1. Lady Raiders win in first round of VCC Tournament  | Add your comment
    2. Vikings pluck Chowan Hawks  | Add your comment
    3. Lady Indians head into home stretch  | Add your comment


    Riverkeeper report: Heavy mast, harsh winter?

    Riverkeeper report: Heavy mast, harsh winter?

    Spirit of Moonpie and I spent the 12th through the 14th on the Blackwater below Franklin. Right off the bat we had an interesting occurrence ... Read more | Add your comment


    Highground Services outgrows Franklin Incubator

    The City of Franklin and Franklin Southampton Economic Development Inc. announce that Highground Services Inc. is graduating from the Franklin Business Incubator and plans to ... Read more | Add your comment

    1. Get the inside scoop on FSEDI via Social Media  | Add your comment
    2. East Pavilion getting major upgrade  | Add your comment


    4-Hers successful at shooting education events

    On June 28, 10 members of the Airfield 4-H Swamp Shooters 4-H Club gathered at the Airfield 4-H Center for the Southeast District 4-H Shoot. ... Read more | Add your comment

    1. Local 4-Hers participate in 4-H contest at State Fair  | Add your comment
    2. Japanese delegation visits area peanut producers  | Add your comment

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    A losing battle

    United States Congressman Randy Forbes, by any measure, has not been perfect in his representation of Virginia’s 4th congressional district. Elliott Fausz, were he to ... Read more | Add your comment


    A matter of safety?

    Each morning as I travel along Rt. 58 from Capron to Franklin on my way to ... Read more | Add your comment

    Letters to the Editor

    Thanks for supporting ‘Christmas in Our Home Town’

    Thanks to each of the crafters who participated in the “Christmas in Our Home Town” craft show last Saturday at the American Legion. There was ... Read more | Add your comment


    (The Privilege of) Loving to be Scared

    As we approach the fastest-growing holiday on the calendar — Halloween — I want to take this space to share some thoughts about why Americans ... Read more | Add your comment

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